Elmina Things to Do

  • Elmina Castle
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  • Elmina Castle
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  • Elmina Castle
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  • 1. Elmina Castle

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    The Elmina Castle was buit by Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina, it was after several attemts conqueed by the Dutch in 1637 and building then Fort Coenraadsburg (also called Fort Sao Jago da...

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  • 2. Posuban Shrines

    Posuban Shrines are unique to Ghana’s central region. These shrines where made by Asafo companies, they are traditional voluntary groups for the defense of their town against invaders, but today its...

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  • 3. Fort St. Jago

    Fort St. Jago, opposite of Fort Elmina was built by the Dutch built in 1652 to protect Fort Elmina, you will have a wonderful view over Elmina, but walking up that steep hill is exhausting. Entrance...

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  • 4. Elmina Castle

    Elmina Castle is a beautiful castle on the coastline of Elmina. It is more popular than the larger Cape Coast castle, and is a must for travellers to Ghana....

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  • 5. Playing games in the streets

    African people enjoy playing games, like this "ludo look-alike" game on a table in the main square of Elmina. And strangely they doesn't seem to know eachother...

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  • 6. visit cape coast town

    Cape Coast Castle is one of biggest and most important towns of Ghana..good for shoppingCape Coast Castle is a fortification in Ghana. The first timber...

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  • 7. visit cape coast castle

    beside elmina castle the most important slavery castle in west africa, visited also recently by obamaeven simular to elmina in the history and in the building...

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  • 8. visit elmina town

    beside the famous elmina castle it is also worth to visit elmina town, its beach and fort coenraaedsburgElmina, is a town in the Central Region, situated on a...

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  • 9. kakuum skywalk in rainforest

    do not miss the most famous and most fascinating sightseeing of ghana and whole africathe kakuum skywalkThe Kakum forest turns more to a kind of of a jungle...

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  • 10. St. George's Castle

    One of the best preserved buildings in Ghana is St. George's Castle (or Elmina Castle) in Elmina. It used to be one of the many slave forts at the former Gold...

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  • 11. Fort St. Jago

    Before the Dutch beated the Portuguese in Elmina, they already attacked them twice from the sea. Twice, they were defeated. In 1637 however, they attacked them...

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  • 12. San Jago Fort

    In 1637, the Dutch dragged a cannon to the top of San Jago Hill and bombarded St George’s Castle, then in the hands of the Portuguese. Realising the strategic...

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  • 13. St George's Castle - The Door of No Return

    Dubbed the Door of No Return as this was where the ‘freedom fighters’ and rebels would spend their last days. Kept in extremely cramped conditions, with minimal...

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  • 14. St George's Castle - final exit

    The final exit to their ‘new life’ was deliberately kept narrow and low, to stop slaves from thronging together and making a dash for freedom. As there is no...

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  • 15. St George's Castle - transit dungeon

    The large dungeon was used for transitting the slaves from their penitentiary confinement to the exit door. There were no lights, the dungeons took twists and...

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  • 16. St George's Castle - Women's Quarters # 3

    The women were herded out into the courtyard, in order to picked by their male captor for sexual favours – rape in other words. If they refused, they were...

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  • 17. St George's Castle - Women's Quarters # 1

    The women were separated from the men and about 150 women were kept to each room for up to six weeks. Like their male counterparts, they were given little and...

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  • 18. St George's Castle

    El Mina Castle, also known as St George’s Castle, was built by the Portuguese in 1482 under the command of Don Diego d’Azambuja, and is a very important...

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  • 19. View at Elmina and Fort St Jago

    If you make a walk around the town, there are some beautifull views at the town, the lifely lagoon and the Fort St Jago uphill.Best time for a walk early is in...

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  • 20. Elmina, lagoon

    Opposite the castle in the lagoon, it is very lifely with boats, especially when the fishermen return from sea with the catch of the day. At that time your can...

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  • 21. Elmina, fish landing place

    Opposite of the entrance of the castle is a lifely fish landing place of Elmina. Here the fishermen bring the catch of the day.I like it a lot to walk there and...

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  • 22. Elmina, st George's castle, dutch tomb stone

    In the courtyard between the two big stairs is a dutch tombstone with an epitaph.''vanveeremitscadersBewindhebberDerWestIndischeCompagnie ..." died at the 12th...

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  • 23. Elmina, St George's castle, courtyard

    The St George's castle has a spacious great courtyard. At the left side of the building are the governor's apartments. In the middle two broad staircases lead...

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  • 24. Visit the castle St George

    The castle St George stands between the ocean and the lagoon. The castle is rather imposing.The castle is open every day.The entrance fee includes a guide, who...

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  • 25. The beach of Elmina

    Ghana has one of its most beautiful beaches around the small fishing village Elmina. The sunset is beautiful, and the seashore view with the majestic castle in...

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